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Presentation Night @ BuzzFeed (PPN #47)

Meeting Host - Eli Smith

Greeter - Thad Brown


6:45p - 7:00p - Doors open 

7:00p - Food and general merriment

7:30p - Agenda

• Web Scraping 001 (Tom Stratton)

• Containerize Python Web Apps -- We'll talk about "containerizing" Python web applications in order to have them in very secure sandboxes. In order to achieve this, we'll see about creating a docker container to host a Python web application step-by-step, finally bootstrapping our build processes with a Dockerfile to fully automate it. (Dave Strebel)

• Development of -- A project of Open Twin Cities in collaboration with the Pioneer Press to make public salary data actually available to the public. Site uses a Django backend and Python data processing scripts. (Kevin Schiroo)

• A command-line technique for wiring together independent GUI applications by watching for file-system events. I wrote a small Python tool run a given command each time it detects filesystem events such as files getting updated. I originally wrote it to just to re-run tests in an adjacent terminal every time I hit 'save' in my editor. But it has proven more broadly useful than that. I'll show some alternative uses, and compare the Python version of the tool with a Bash one, with some interesting trade-offs. (Jonathan Hartley)

• We need speakers for upcoming Meetups.

• Please volunteer to give a short talk of your choice.

9:00p - Wrap up and Disperse


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  • Roxanne J.

    Sad I didn't show up early enough to chit-chat. Thanks to the presenters and BuzzFeed for a nice meetup!

    1 · January 12

  • John S.

    Sorry. Problem at work is going to keep me from attending the meeting tonight.

    1 · January 12

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